Cine Magaly, a prestigious cinema located in the heart of San Jose, Costa Rica, has once again demonstrated its commitment to delivering the best cinematic experience to its audience. After the successful installation of the Barco Series 4 laser projector in the first screen last year, the cinema has now upgraded its second screen with Bardan’s retrofit laser solution.

This retrofit solution, provided by Bardan and manufactured by Cinionic, has transformed Cine Magaly’s Barco DP2K-10S lamp-based projector into a state-of-the-art laser projector. The results are nothing short of spectacular. Previously, with the lamp at 100% power, the output was 5.2 ft-L. Now, with the laser at 100%, the output has increased to an impressive 21.7 ft-L. This four-fold increase in brightness ensures that audiences enjoy the most vivid and stunning colors, making every viewing a surreal experience.

The Advantages of Laser Projection

Laser projection technology offers numerous benefits over traditional lamp-based systems:

  1. Superior Quality & Performance: Laser projection ensures a brighter, sharper picture quality with more consistent brightness, enhancing the movie-watching experience for audiences.
  2. Energy Efficiency: Laser projectors significantly reduce power consumption, leading to a more sustainable cinema solution. In fact, cinemas can save up to 70% on their energy bills.
  3. Extended Lifespan: The Laser Light Upgrade extends the lifetime of the existing Series 2 projector by up to 30,000 more hours.
  4. Reduced Maintenance: The need for frequent maintenance, bulb replacements, and storage is eliminated, resulting in cost savings and peace of mind for cinema operators.

Cine Magaly: A Pioneer in Cinema Technology

Cine Magaly’s transition to full laser projection is not just a technological upgrade; it’s a testament to the cinema’s dedication to providing the best possible experience for its audience. Whether it’s the latest blockbuster or an art-house gem, audiences in San Jose can now enjoy movies with unparalleled clarity and brilliance.

Bardan is proud to have played a pivotal role in this transformation. We provided site planning, equipment, and installation services which have been instrumental in bringing the best of cinema technology to Cine Magaly.

For more details on the retrofit solution, you may refer to our laser upgrade page here.